Breath smells like faeces (Poo)

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I have this horrid poo smell from my mouth. I brush my teeth twice a day, floss, use Dentyl PH mouthwash, I have the best oral hygeine of anyone I know but I still have this smell. I am too embarrassed to even ask my flriends or family to tell me my breath stinks. I am becoming totally reclusive because of it. Id rather go to my GP and tell him ive got an STD. I know ive got it coz sometimes people look around and ask if ive farted, and I see people with babies smelling their nappies when I speak. It really is starting to badly affect my life but I just cant pluck up the courage ot go to my GP. How on earht can i ay \"DR, My breath smells like poo!\" Please, if anyone has any tips let me know.

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    I have had this problem for most of my life. It has prevented me from having a life. At school and university people would refuse to work with me and even tell me to sit elsewhere. People cover their mouths orturn away when I speak to them. One person even said I should stick a mop with bleach in my mouth. Never had a girlfriend either. I have good dental hygiene and the Dentist says no problem. Doctors say no issues. Have tried eliminating dairy, probiotics and even removing tonsil stones. No improvement.

    The response from doctors has been abysmal. They are supposed to help but if its something they don't know about then they just give up. Managed to convince one to let me try Clarithromycin, Metronidazole and Lansoprazole which I am trying right now. My breath has momentarily stopped smelling and instead of feeling great I feel awful because of all the things I have missed out on.

    Will try moxifloxacin if the smell returns which I suspect it will. Google reports that someones poo breath was caused by a hiatus hernia. Will ask for a referral to a gastroenterologist so they can perform an endoscopy.Other causes may be metabolic - Dimethylsulfidemia or Hypermethioninemia. Wikipedia has a long list of possible medical conditions that might cause this problem. I will work my way through them.

    The next doctor that refuses to help me will find themselves reported to their regulatory body.

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      I too suffer from poo breath and it dwstroyed my life. The last year has been very depressing for me as several months ago the girl of my dreams expressed interest in me and i was really frustrated as i would never go near her as i didnt want her to smell my poo breath. Now i am absolutely determined to try and find a cure as i have tried many times in the 11 years i have suffered from bad breath. Eventually the girl of my dreams got the message and never spoke to me again. It kills me inside everytime i think about her as she was perfect for me. I am 33 i dont have a job as i am too embarassed to go to an interview. At times i have drunk myself into oblivion to escape reality and came very close to being an alcoholic. If i was cured by some miracle i too would feel like i have missed out on so much. I dont socialise but i do go to the gym but i certainly dont talk to anyone as i am too embarassed. At the gym i see all the "normal" people chatting away and full of confidence and then i see myself in the mirror close to tears cos am jealous of their lives. I would give my life for one day without bad breath. My dentist says my teeth are fine and my doctor "claims" he cant smell anything. But my family constantly nag at me to brush my teeth (which i do) and get a job.my days are numbered and i know my legacy will end with me. I will never have children. I hope reincarnation is real as i want to live my next life as a normal person. I have tried curing this myself with products and advice from the internet but to no avail. Stay strong and know that i am with you always...šŸ˜·
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      Chronic bad breath comes from any of the following: An overgrowth of bad bacteria in your body, especially your gut and/or stomach that is constantly letting off foul-smelling gas. You should start eating LOADS of fermented foods, ESPECIALLY sauerkraut. Sauerkrat is loaded with the good bacteria that will kill off the bad ones that smell. Do research on how to prepare your own fermented sauerkraut. It's cheap and it is very easy to make. When fermented correctly, it has more good bacteria in it than an entire bottle of normal probiotics! About a month ago I started eating a few tablespoons of it every day and I have noticed a dramatic difference, not only in my breath but how I feel mentally, too. Eat as much fermented foods as possible every day, this is SO crucial to getting rid of your smell. You should also look up the GAPS diet. GAPS combined with fermented foods will change your life, I promise you. ALSO get checked out by a good gastro doctor to see if you have any problems with your lower esophagus staying closed. A weak lower esophagus will allow all of your foul smelling stomach acid to wash up into your throat. Ask the doctor about prescribing you VSL3 probiotics. The most potent variation has 800 BILLION bacteria per serving. VSL3 combined with fermented foods will FLOOD your body with good bacteria.

      Always practice perfect posture. Chin up, head back, shoulders back and up, chest out, and lower back flexed inward, kinda like your belly button has a string attached to it and you are being pulled by someone. Do you have sinus problems? Even if you don't, old mucus can still be stuck in your upper throat or between your nose and throat from a past infection. Old mucus can be months old and smell very badly. Flush your throat and the back of your nose with a Hydropulse or waterpik to see if old mucus could be your problem. Have you gotten your tonsils checked for stones? Are your tonsils crypted (do they have holes in them?)? Just because you don't have stones on the outside of your tonsils does NOT mean you don't have them. If your tonsils are crypted then the stones are hiding inside of your tonsils and every time you talk or swallow, those stones are exposed for a split second and their foul smell comes out. Make sure your drink a gallon of water a day, too. I PROMISE you one of the things I mentioned in this message is causing your poop breath. It's just a matter of you finding out which are causing your problem. Since your family already knows you have bad breath, test out your breath on them each time you try one of these solutions. If right after you eat sauerkraut and you have fresh breath but your poop breath comes back later on, then that means you have a bacterial overgrowth in your body. If you eat sauerkraut and your bad breath doesn't go away at all, then that most likely means you have tonsils stones stuck inside your tonsils or old mucus somewhere within your throat or nose. I am sure you already know this but don't eat dairy or sugar EVER when you have poop breath. You are what you eat. Just remember that this poop breath IS curable. Sometimes a bad bacteria overgrowth can take months to get rid of. Start eating the fermented foods and keep on eating them until your smell is gone. Remember, just because you went on a "clean" diet before and it didn't help your breath, doesn't mean a diet isn't the solution. Consuming LOADS of good bacteria is absolutely vital to your success. I know I have said that throughout this message but I am trying to drive home the point to you (and everyone else reading this) so you can conquer this terrible problem. If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

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      I want to ask are you a doctor or a sufferer? I did have a nasal infection in 2002 and that was the time it started. But is it possible that this mucus is still residing somewhere after all this time. There is so much information to take in its overwhelming and my mind is just clogged up with theorys and solutions that i dont know where to start. You know today is saturday and i really wanna go out and have some fun but i cant cos am too embarassed to speak to people.
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      Hi chelsea...im shibby

      So what is it that you agree with me about. It does give me little comfort to know am not the only person suffering from this. But comfort isnt what i need. What i need is a chance to live my life normally. The way i see it...we must have really p*ssed jesus/god/allah/buddha or mothernature off cos for some strange reason we have been given this curse which makes life incredibly difficult to live. I look forward to your reply. These replys from fellow sufferers is what keeps me going

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      Hello shibby24464

      I also have suffered from the same problem but I am here today because I would like to share what I have been doing and it is working.

      1- eating sauerkraut at least once a day

      2-eating greek yogurt once a day(the natural one)

      3-drinking a green vegetable juice early in the morning ( it should includ celery, parsley, cucumber and lime juice)

      4- brushing my teeth, scraping my togue and gargling with warm wateer mixed with salt and baking soda right after each meal

      4- flushing my nose with a saline solution ( one cup Ā of warm water, half tea spoon of salt, half tea spoon of baking soda) in the morning and at night

      5- chwing fennel seeds during regular hours , whenever I feel like it.

      I have been doing this for only two weeks but I feel much better and I have been able to seat near people when I need to join a meeting and I dont see them looking at me or covering their nose anymore.

      Please try this if you are still suffering. It is worth it and simple. We just need to make some time for ourselves. I finally found a solution for a problem that I was suffering for so many years and I am heppier now.

      I hope this will help you guys. Ā Cheers

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      I have been suffering for the past 7 years and it's been hell on earth . People talk about me to my face and behind my back.Most ppl think the smell is from bad oral hegine ,as if I am doing it on purpose. I have a really bubbly personality but It is slowly fading .I try to limit my conversations as much as possible, to avoid having my feelings hurt. I am extremely depressed.Ā 

      I have spent an embracing amount of money trying to find a cure but it's been a waste . My density thinks I am doing a good job keeping my mouth clean , the gastorologist found nothing alarming , my next step is to see an ENT for a consultation . I am determined to find a solution this years as I don't know how much more of this I can takeĀ 

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      Take the flashlight on your phone and shine it on the back of your tongue. Allllllllll the way back.. See any white stuff? If so, scrape it away until it is completely gone. Also, brush in the back of your throat to make yourself gag. I did this and globs of mucus came out. I have been bad breath free ever since.Ā 
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      Thank you for the suggestions. I thought I tried everything but apparently I have not tried everything. I feel like I have some hope again at curing myself. I like the others that have posted have been suffering from the same issue. I'm not the same person anymore. I want my social life back. As I'm sitting on a commuter bus I'm sitting here feeling bad because the other passengers are complaining obnoxiously. I even have an air freshener and someone still sprayed perfume. I'm dying to reach my destination but have 2 agonizing, anxiety ridden hours to go. I can't wait to go food shopping for these items tomorrow!
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      I just noticed that I have something in the middle of my throat that looks like a tissue pocket... It apparently holds part of the food that I ingest.. I noticed also that when I eat meat that really stinks just minutes after I have finished eaten.. I wonder what that pocket is. Does anybody have the same???
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      Eyef7, you are not alone with this. I know & get anxious in public bc I can't smell my bad breath & ppl are obnoxious. I also walk around w perfume & spray when I finally smell how bad my breath is. I spend so much money on taking cabs to my doc appointments. The healthy me would have walked everywhere.

      Let us know how you feel after some suggestions here.

      do not give up on your health.

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      Sound just like me. I have seen an ENT and also did the CT scan...nothing found. I'm also kinda giving up already and the person I love don't want to be with me. She choose someone else already bloody sad.
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      Hello Jay05,

      I am so frustrated with Doctors it's not funny. I too had my tonsils removed and it made it worse! Apparently we need them to help produce good bacteria. People look at you like, just brush your teeth! I'm a teacher and I smell up the whole classroom. Students and teachers would spray things when I leave the room. People close to me say they don't notice anything. Doctors really have no clue. I feel like I have tried everything. It has to be coming from somewhere, but where!? Did you figure it out yet? I've tried changing the diet, nettipot, special mouth products, had an endoscopy, colonoscopy, everything. I just quit my job because the other teachers would call me "ass mouth" laugh at me with the students. I started getting sick, not wanting to go to work. It's making me crazy and depressed. Did you find a cure yet?

      I'm to the point I don't want to leave the house.

      W

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